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Nevada Tops 58,000 COVID-19 Cases, Approaches 1,000 Deaths

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada is reaching somber coronavirus milestones, topping 58,000 confirmed cases since the pandemic began and approaching 1,000 deaths. 

State coronavirus response chief Caleb Cage called the marks a reminder of the importance of mitigation measures. He pointed to masks and face coverings, reduced person-to-person contact, 50% occupancy limits and hand-washing advisories.

Washoe County's health district officer in Reno also warned Wednesday against complacency in the face of recent reductions in the spread of the virus.

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The Southern Nevada Health District reported the Las Vegas area has passed 50,000 confirmed cases and 842 deaths. That's close to 85% of the state's fatalities.